Emergency services respond to N18 crash

Emergency services respond to N18 crash

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File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

One person has been hospitalised following a single-vehicle collision on the N18 near Shannon this morning.

The crash happened at around 6.00am near the Hurler’s Cross exit between junctions 7 and 8. It’s understood the car lost control and overturned before coming to a stop on its roof.

Three units of the fire brigade from Shannon Town along with three units from mobilised to the incident.

On arrival at the scene, fire crews found that the driver and sole occupant was out of his vehicle and being cared for by gardaí. Fire service first responders then treated the driver until ambulance paramedics arrived.

Fire crews also implemented emergency traffic management procedures to ensure the safety of emergency crews at the scene.

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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